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Moog Music has released an official statement responding to allegations of discrimination and misogyny within the company. The response follows news that Hannah Green, an ex-employee, alleged that the synth company fired her on the basis of her gender. According to an article on The Asheville Blade, Green is seeking $1.1 million in compensation and […]

Juan Nelson, the long-term bassist for Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, has died aged 62. Harper confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: “Beloved husband, father, musical genius, BHIC band member of 27 years, and the finest man I’ve ever known. It’s near impossible for me to put words to this pain and loss. Rest […]

Leading figures from within the nightlife industry have spoken of their disappointment, after Boris Johnson confirmed that England’s so-called “Freedom Day” will not take place on June 21. The Prime Minister confirmed this evening (June 14) that the date to drop all coronavirus restrictions will be delayed until July 19 in light of the spread […]

The O.C. star Mischa Barton has said that she felt “pressured” to lose her virginity while starring in the hit ’00s show. Barton was 18 years old when she played Marissa Cooper in the Fox show, which ran from 2003 to 2007. In a new essay written for Harper’s Bazaar, Barton spoke about how she […]

Ned Beatty, the veteran supporting actor who appeared in Superman, Deliverance, Toy Story 3 and more, has died aged 83. Beatty’s manager, Deborah Miller, confirmed the news, saying the actor died on Sunday (June 13) in Los Angeles from natural causes. “Ned is an iconic, legendary talent, as well as a dear friend, and he […]

Naeun and Jinsol of South Korean girl group APRIL have personally responded to the bullying claims made by former member Lee Hyunjoo. On June 11, member Naeun shared a post on APRIL’s official fan cafe to address the allegations that the group had mistreated Lee. “The biggest reason that I didn’t share my statement was […]

Sheryl Crow has opened up about how she was sexually harassed by Michael Jackson‘s manager Frank DiLeo when she was a backing singer for the music icon. In a new interview with The Independent, Crow also explained the “crash course in the music industry” she received before making it big as a solo artist. “It’s […]

Bandcamp have announced details of their second annual Juneteenth fundraiser, raising money for anti-racism causes. Last year, the music platform launched a new initiative inspired by ongoing worldwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death and other instances of racial injustice. The initiative took place on Juneteenth, the anniversary of enslaved African Americans being […]

Staff at London’s Barbican Centre have alleged that the venue is “inherently racist”. The claims arrived in a new dossier, Barbican Stories, which was released on Thursday (June 10). The dossier contains over 100 stories of “first-hand and witnessed accounts of racism and discrimination” by both current and former staff. The authors of the report allege […]

A warning has been issued to the government that music venues could see “mass evictions” if the potential June 21 re-opening delay is not met with funding and support. READ MORE: Restarting live music in 2021 – Gig and festival bosses on what to expect It has been a tumultuous 15 months for the UK’s grassroots […]